Aug 07, 2014

P2S Engineering Lighting Projects Take Five IES Illumination Awards

Long Beach, California, June, 2012—P2S Engineering, located in Long Beach, CA, swept away five Illumination Section Awards by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) on two projects—the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA)Tustin Metrolink Station (TMS) Parking Structure, and the P2S Office Lighting Renovation.

The TMS Parking Structure earned two awards—the Energy & Environmental Design Award of Excellence, which recognizes quality lighting installations in commercial and industrial buildings that incorporate advanced energy-saving strategies and environmentally responsible solutions into the overall design; and the Waterbury Award of Excellence for outdoor lighting which honors the achievements of Paul Waterbury in the lighting field.

The P2S Engineering Office Lighting Renovation garnered three awards—the Energy & Environmental Design Award of Excellence; the Control Innovation Award of Excellence, which recognizes lighting projects that exemplify the effective use of lighting controls in nonresidential applications; and the Guth Award of Excellence for Interior Lighting Design which honors the memory of Edwin F. Guth, founder of the St. Louis Brass Company in 1902.

Both projects reflect P2S’s commitment to sustainable design as demonstrated with the awards for Energy & Environmental Design.

P2S Office Lighting Renovation

The P2S Office Lighting Renovation achieved LEED Gold Certification by integrating environmentally friendly LED fixtures into architectural elements to provide both style and function and contribute to reduced lighting power consumption to 38% below Title 24.

The innovative lighting solutions produced innovative design elements:

·         Sustainable LED lighting that eliminate harsh shadows
·         Glare-free lighting in all rooms
·         Lighting automatically adjusts to daylight levels
·         Artistic lighting collaboration between designer and architect creating multi-layered lighting and controls for warm coffee-house inspired lighting
·         An elevator lobby with wavy walls, grazed floor to ceiling with warm white light and a single woven wall backlit with LEDs.
·         Mood-setting LED lighting in Zen Room
·         Occupant comfort integrated into each lighting strategy

The Innovative LEED Gold-Certified office includes many energy-efficient features:

·         Time-based digital controls
·         Battery-free switches utilize kinetic energy
·         Dimmable task lighting with automatic shut-off
·         Virtual remote control for smart phone, computer and tablet
·         Real-time showcase of energy modeling and usage screen
·         Reduced power lighting consumption 38% below Title 24
·         Consumes less than 50% of typical down lighting
·         Unique energy-efficient lighting fixtures

OCTA Tustin Metrolink Station Parking Structure

The basis of the lighting design for the TMS Parking Structure was to utilize energy efficient and environmentally safe light fixtures while offering a well-lit and safe public parking 24-hours per day.

The new five-story public parking structure, which included 733 spaces, 91 on-grade parking spaces and a transit center accommodating four 40-foot bus bays, one 60-foot bus bay and two 25-foot shuttles is constructed using LED light fixtures with built-in occupancy and photocell sensors. Since lamp replacement is not required for LED fixtures—compared to metal halide and fluorescent fixtures—mercury pollution is effectively eliminated.

Built-in sensors are programmed to reduce power and light output by 80% when an area is unoccupied for more than five minutes. The photocell option will dim power and light output based on ambient light. Sensors eliminate the need for a lighting relay control panel, an additional savings.

The 100kW Photovoltaic system installed on the structure rooftop produces energy which will be returned to the SCE grid offsetting the energy used in the structure and parking lot.


·50% reduction in total energy costs were realized
·Total savings of parking structure lighting design was 78% below Title 24
·Parking lot lighting was 36% below Title 24
·Reduced 285,000 lbs. of carbon emissions